Bud Bilanich


The Common Sense Guy

If you’re looking for a dynamic, engaging, down to earth speaker for your next meeting, look no further you’ve found him. My name is Bud Bilanich, The Common Sense Guy. For the past 30 years, I’ve been conducting workshops and coaching leaders for some of the world’s largest companies. I have been the keynote speaker many of my corporate clients internal meetings.

Recently, I decided that I can make more of an impact and share my message of applied common sense with a wider audience by making myself available as a speaker to other companies, professional associations and college audiences.

I’ve taken all that I’ve learned in over 30 years in the business, and have created several dynamic presentations:


* Astonishing Good Leadership
Common Sense but Powerful Concepts on What it Takes to be a Great Leader

• Five characteristics of every great leader
• How to put these characteristics secrets to work
• What every follower wants from his or her leader
• How to get the people you lead to want to follow you
• Six steps for conducting astonishingly good conversations with
the people they lead
• Three types of discussions every astonishingly good leader has

* Beyond Lombardi and Auerbach
Common Sense Ideas for Building and Maintaining a High Performing Team

• Why teamwork is important
• The three building blocks of all successful teams
• How to create a powerful and compelling team purpose or charter
• How to deal with the most common internal team issues
• How to build strong relationships with important constituencies
outside of the team

* Leading at the Speed of Change
Common Sense Ideas that Will Make you a Change Master

• Key roles in the change process
• The three questions to ask when leading change
• How to make sure that people understand the change and
reasons for it
• How to make sure that people accept the change at a gut level
• How to make sure that people can do what it takes to create
successful change

* Star Power
Common Sense Tips for Becoming a Star in your Career

• How to take responsibility for their life and career
• How to become more self confident
• How to enhance their personal impact
• How to set goals
• The importance of personal integrity
• How to deal with ethical issues
• How to leverage their technical skills
• How to become a great communicator
• How to become a team player
• How to build strong relationships

* Old School
Common Sense Tips for Making Yourself a Winner by Looking and Acting Like One

• Why it’s important to look and act like a winner
• How to look like a winner
• Why being a gentleman or lady never goes out of style
• How to be comfortable in any social situation
• How to engage people in enjoyable, rewarding conversations
• How to build strong relationships

* What Every Executive and Entrepreneur Needs to Know
Common Sense Secrets for Building and Running a Successful Business

• The four secrets to building and running any business
• How to drive your organization’s mission and vision down
through the entire organization
• How to enlist the sincere commitment of everyone in your
• How to determine success metrics for your organization
• How to execute in a manner that guarantees your success
• How to build mutually beneficial relationships with customers,
suppliers and other important outside constituencies
• How to put it all together

What I Stand For:

“You’ve got to stand for something, or you’ll fall for anything.”
—John Cougar Mellencamp

“Nothing so astonishes men, as common sense and plain dealing.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson

*I believe we too often make things more complex than they really are. I help my clients simplify the complex, and develop and implement common sense solutions to their problems and issues.

*I believe in human potential. I assist my client organizations and the individuals in them to use applied common sense to achieve their full potential.

*My clients pay a premium for my services. Therefore, I provide them with extraordinary value-added services in order to justify their faith in me.

*My clients trust me. They openly discuss their hopes, fears, problems and opportunities with me. This trust is sacred. I will not violate it.

*All of my customers are unique. I honor this uniqueness. I don’t sell one-size-fits-all consulting, coaching or speaking services. I am diligent about gaining a complete understanding of each client’s unique needs before I suggest a course of action.


Bud has spoken for these groups and many more:

Group DCA
Johnson & Johnson
Abbott Labs
Medical Dynamics
Ohmeda Healthcare
Dana Corporation
General Motors
Association for Healthcare Philanthropy


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